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Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

Yield 1 1/2 dozen
This recipe is a great option for breakfast, lunch boxes, or an after school snack sometimes all in the same day. It's especially good for those who don't like regular breakfast foods.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups 2% or whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 208
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 5 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 32 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 181 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a 1/4-cup muffin tin lightly with cooking spray.

  2. Mix the flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl.

  3. Place the cheese in a medium bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Whisk in the milk and vanilla until blended. Fold the cheese mixture and oil into the flour mixture until just blended.

  4. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, and bake 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pans immediately, and cool on a wire rack.